Sep 18, 2010 12:00am EDT
the west virginia health science center are on the front lines of an experimental approach for the treatment of obesity. it targets the brain and not the belly. here to talk about it is dr. julian bailes. normal over surgeon and head of the department of neurosurgery at the university have virginia. what have we discovered? explain what this is, doctor. >> this is inserting electrodes deep in the brain in the part that controls our appetite. our neuro surgeons have spearheaded this fda approved study to see if this possibly would have some benefit for patients with morbid obesity. the most severe forms. the ones where their life expectancy will be affected. >> larry: how does it work? >> electrodes are placed on both sides of the brain. one into the part that makes you feel full and the other part is the appetite center where your drive to eat is. these electrods have contacts on them. a pacemaker generator is inserted under the skin and we change settings and try to see if we can affect the appetite drive these patients have. >> larry: what have you learned so far? >> we'v
Sep 2, 2010 9:00pm EDT
of my screen is virginia. so almost all of i-95 south of virginia would be filled up by the size of this hurricane, category 2, so it's 110 miles per hour. it was bigger than that yesterday. but still, that's still a dangerous storm. hurricane hunter aircraft still flying through the storm right now. it will continue to turn to the right. it will make a run at narangaset. will make a run at nantucket, cape cod. that will be tomorrow night at this time. right now, it's going to do a glancing blow at north carolina. what does glancing really mean? it means that we're going to pile up water along these outer banks and in many spots push that water over the top of those islands. and that could cut the islands in half. happens all the time. it also means they'll probably be water completely over all of those outer banks. that's why they evacuated those islands. that's why they did it yesterday, even though some people got in traffic jams today. larry. >> and it's only september 2nd. and september could be the worst. chad myer, always atop the scene. chad myers, our weather expert. as
Sep 3, 2010 9:00pm EDT
, i would get popped in the lips. >> larry: where did you grow up? >> virginia, portsmith, virginia. >> larry: did you want to be a comedian? >> no. i didn't know any comedians. you know -- >> larry: so, how did this all happen? >> i have no idea. >> larry: you woke up on stage? what? >> you know, i -- i went through the steps that you're supposed to go through. i went to school. went to college. and at that time we were living in the maryland/d.c. area. so, you know, what do you do, you get a job for the government. i was working for the government. i was just bored silly. i said, this cannot be my life. you know? and it was just the same thing. i would, you know, go to work and come home. drink some beer. wash my car. i had to clean this car on the block because it was like every day -- out of boredom. >> larry: how do you break into comedy from that? >> one day, i was, like, going through my high school yearbook. i was just looking at what people wrote in my book. it was, you're so funny. you should be on stage. i was always a fan of comedy. i said, you know what, maybe i should.
Sep 5, 2010 12:00am EDT
, virginia. the result? the lab said it found this dna sequence in only 29 out of more than 1,100 samples of african-american hairs in its database. less than 3%. most important, wayne williams' dna had the same sequence. >> i think -- i don't think they said it was a match. they said they could not rule out whomever the hairs were from as being the possible donor. >> the fbi's hal dedman, a dna expert, said this finding is as strong as it can get with this particular type of testing. >> it probably would exclude 98% or so of the people in the world. >> did you kill 11-year-old patrick baltazar? >> i did not kill patrick baltazar or anybody else. >> did you ever meet patrick baltazar? >> no, i did not. >> never been in contact with that kid? >> i don't even know a patrick baltazar. >> we offered to show the dna findings to the stepmother, sheila baltazar. >> i can't read it. please don't make me read it. oh, my god! >> so we told her what the fbi report said. wayne williams cannot be excluded as the source of those two hairs. she listened. then this. >> without a shadow of a doubt, i real